Review of Carnival Row

Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Amazon

60 minutes

A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world; the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
Sep 8, 2019 10:09PM EDT

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As far as entertaining goes, I think it's perfect. It kept me enthralled and at the edge of my seat. As a fan of fantasy novels and movies I instantly fell in love with this world and its characters. It is a bit Game of Thrones-esque with the violence and sex, but that's never bothered me ever, if that is something you don't enjoy than this show is probably not for you. It's rated TV-MA and everyone complaining about the more mature themes have known that going in to it. This is not family friendly, it is definitely a dark fantasy tv show. People shouldn't be complaining about the swearing, or the violence, or the sex because that is exactly what the show was advertising; if you were thinking of watching it with a younger audience I would advise the same consideration one would have when showing someone a R-rated movie.

I believe the romance in this show is complicated - all of the relationships are - and I think the situations are intriguing. I love the blend between fantasy and a Victorian kind of world and how it all pushes and pulls at each other. I thought the acting was good, and while the special effects aren't Game of Thrones levels (really, what is?) they didn't take me out of the story. No piece of media is perfect, but I do think Carnival Row is worth your time.


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